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How Much DPI... PPI do I need.... ?

Discussion in 'Printing Photos and Photo Software' started by The Hat, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Apr 21, 2018
    The Hat

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    This question has been asked by so many and it never seems to sink in what the real answer is, because no one can agree or except the answer.

    For the most beautiful held in the hand prints that you can imagine, only need to be a maximum of 300 PPI, and any more than that will just be waisted, Why ?

    Because us, humans can only see up to that quality, and using a lower PPI works perfectly well for everything else.

    Some may call it PPI and others DPI but in truth they think it means the same thing when they don’t fully understand the differences.

    Whether you have a 50 MB or 5 MB capable Camera you’ll get much the same quality for everyday photos with both, and this idea that every MB extra you have is better is not so, and the only time more MB’s count is when you want to enlarge the subject up because of distance.

    but then someone will say I want to print a Panorama, so I need the Extra MB’s, but Ops, that now puts you in the category of not knowing your DPI from your PPI, a butterfly shot at 10 cm will be exactly the same on a 5 or 50 MB camera.

    A Panorama photo looks much better at 100 PPI, regardless of how many metres long it is, the same Panorama done at 300 PPI, won’t look any different, except the further away you are the poorer the 300 PPI starts to look...

    Someone had the same idea and made this Video...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCaZt5ndRW0

    PPI = Pixels per inch, they are what Cameras use and DPI = Dots per inch, are used by printers to create Pixels, I won’t go any further with this argument, because I could be here all day.
    https://99designs.ie/blog/tips/ppi-vs-dpi-whats-the-difference/
     
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